Rio 63; 1938 Delahaye 135M 6 Cylinder; Closed Coupe, Blue

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The Delahaye 135 was an automobile manufactured by Delahaye. Designed by young engineer Jean François, it was produced from 1935 until 1954 in many different body styles. A sporting tourer, it was also popular for racing.

The car as raced would have been an open roadster with cycle wings

Also known as "Coupe des Alpes" after its success in the Alpine Rally, it was first presented in 1935 and signified Delahaye's decision to build sportier cars than before. The 3.2-litre overhead valve straight-six with four-bearing crankshaft was derived from one of Delahaye's truck engines. Power was 95 hp (71 kW) in twin carburetor form, but 110 hp (82 kW) were available in a version with three downdraught Solex carbs, offering a 148 km/h (92 mph) top speed.

This diecast model is by Rio and was sourced from Lacy Scott & Knight Auctioneers in August 2016

 
Rio 63; 1938 Delahaye 135M 6 Cylinder; Closed Coupe, Blue Rio 63; 1938 Delahaye 135M 6 Cylinder; Closed Coupe, Blue Rio 63; 1938 Delahaye 135M 6 Cylinder; Closed Coupe, Blue
Rio 63; 1938 Delahaye 135M 6 Cylinder; Closed Coupe, Blue Rio 63; 1938 Delahaye 135M 6 Cylinder; Closed Coupe, Blue Rio 63; 1938 Delahaye 135M 6 Cylinder; Closed Coupe, Blue
Rio 63; 1938 Delahaye 135M 6 Cylinder; Closed Coupe, Blue Rio 63; 1938 Delahaye 135M 6 Cylinder; Closed Coupe, Blue Rio 63; 1938 Delahaye 135M 6 Cylinder; Closed Coupe, Blue
     

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